Michael Ellard is a native of Northern Ireland and graduated from Queen's University Belfast in 1992. He moved to England in 1996 where he initially trained in IVF at the Royal United Hospital, Bath. During this post he was repsonsible for setting up the hospital's egg donation service.
He moved to the Mersey region in 1999 to complete his specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology and became a consultant at Wirral University Teaching Hospitals (WUTH) in 2005. He has been repsonsible for setting up a fertility service and now provides a satellite IVF service in conjunction with the Hewitt Centre oin Liverpool. In addition to his reproductive medicine specialist interests he has a recurrent miscarriage clinic and undertakes minimal access surgery for a wide range of gynaecological conditions including hysterectomy and removal of fibroids.
His non clinical interests include clinical risk management and junior doctor training. He currently is the clinical service lead for Womens services at WUTH and is the training progarmme director for senior O&G trainees within the mersey region.